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Sea temperatures, water sports and vacation activities near Skowhegan, United States

Water temperatures throughout the year and general information about Skowhegan...

Skowhegan is a coastal city in the United States. It is a comparatively small coastal town close to the ocean with a population of 6297 people. The water temperature around Skowhegan changes dramatically throughout the year. The temperature ranges from 2.4°C (36.4°F) in March up to 14.7°C (58.4°F) in the month of August, as shown in the graph below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 9°C (48°F) and the best time for water activities is late summer, since Skowhegan is located in the northern hemisphere.

Hover over the bars to see temperature for each month in Celsius and Fahrenheit.

What is the current water temperature near Skowhegan?

The current water temperature in the month of July in the waters close to Skowhegan is approximately:
13°C (55°F)

Are there surf spots close by?

There are not too many surf spots in proximity to Skowhegan. The closest decent spot is Popham-Read, which is just 71.4km (54.6miles) away from Skowhegan. Click here to check out more information on Popham-Read and its water temperature. Other surfspots near Skowhegan are Higgins Beach, which is 87.8km (54.6miles) away, and Kennebunk beach, located 104.9km (65.2miles) from Skowhegan.

Are there nice beaches close by?

No, there are not many beaches close to Skowhegan. The closest decent beach is Town Beach, which is only 20.1km (12.5miles) away from Skowhegan. Another fun beach near Skowhegan is Lincolnville Beach, roughly 48.5km (30.1miles) away.

What wetsuit do I need for Skowhegan?

The water temperature around Skowhegan is pretty cold, reaching up to 15°C (58°F) in the months of July, August, and September. During this time, in the late summer, a 4/3 wetsuit is required to feel comfortable, but some might even be ok with a good-quality 2/3mm suit for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or diving . Nevertheless, during February, March, and April, temperatures cool down to nearly 2°C (36°F). During these months, a 5-6mm drysuit with booties, hoddie and gloves is recommended to be able to stay in the water for a significant amount of time, but some people might even be ok with a very good 5/6mm wetsuit for very short amounts of time . For very windy conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be recommended to carry a stack of extra warm clothing and hot drinks.

How is the scuba diving and fishing near Skowhegan?

Due to relatively large water temperature changes throughout the year, diving and fishing conditions change quite a bit depending on the time of the year. The temperature ranges from 2 to 7°C (36-45°F) during spring. Pollock, Winter Flounder, and Atlantic Cod are typical fish that can be found in waters of this temperature range. The conditions change during summer when temperatures reach 10 to 15°C (49-58°F). Fish which like to swim in waters of this temperature range include: Atlantic Mackerel, Winter Flounder, and Tautog.

Directions to Skowhegan: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Interesting facts about Skowhegan...

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